Kimco intros curbside pickup at centers in Texas
One of the largest owners of outdoor retail centers in the United States is rolling out a curbside pickup program that it has trademarked and will roll out to its entire portfolio.
Kimco kicked off its Curbside Pickup program with 60 parking spaces at Grand Parkway Marketplace in Spring, Texas, a state that has approved online orders and curbside pickups at malls and shopping centers. The Jericho, N.Y.-based company intends to move the program nationwide within the coming week.
Kimco operates more than 400 grocery-anchored and mixed-use centers across the country.
“Some of our national retailers are now reporting a 200 percent increase in curbside pickup orders,” said Kimco CEO Conor Flynn. “By formalizing the process and expanding it beyond national retailers to our local mom and pops, we hope to help tenants quickly ramp back up sales as the economy begins to open again.”
A press release announcing the program said that the curbside program is designed to help businesses “adapt to the new shopping habits that have emerged as a result of the pandemic.”